Chancery Notice: 10th January 2018




After having completed their ecclesiastical studies in the major seminaries of College General, Penang and St Peter's College, Kuching, and having submitted their application pursuant to canon 1036, the Archdiocesan seminarians, Bro. Dominic Tan and Bro. Simon Lau, have been accepted as candidates for the transitory diaconate by His Grace, the Most Reverend Archbishop Julian Leow D.D.

In the interim, Bro. Dominic Tan has been assigned to the Church of Jesus Caritas, Kepong, and Bro. Simon Lau, to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Jalan Peel, Kuala Lumpur.

Pursuant to canon 1039, both candidates would be making their retreat.

They would be ordained as transitory deacons on the 23rd of January 2018 in the Church of St Anthony, Jalan Robertson, Kuala Lumpur.

Let us offer prayerful support to both candidates as they prepare themselves for ministry and service to the People of God in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.



Please be informed that Madam Mary Chan Hee Yoon (the mother of Revd Fr John Chia, CDD, former Parish Priest of the Church of St Ignatius, Petaling Jaya, and former Superior General of the Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord) passed away on the 9th of January 2018 at the age of 82.

She leaves behind three sons, one daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren to mourn her loss.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sat, 13th of January at 12.00 noon at the Chapel of St Augustine, Titi, Jelebu, and thereafter the cortege would move to the adjacent cemetery for burial.

His Grace Most Reverend Julian Leow, the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur and the clergy of the Archdiocese, extends condolences to Revd Fr John Chia, CDD and the family of the late Madam Mary Chan in this time of loss and assures them of our fraternal prayers and support.



Pursuant to canon 1253 , the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei at its meeting in January 2017, has determined and decreed that a dispensation from fast and abstinence from meals on Friday, the 16th of February 2018, is granted to all its subjects, in view of the festive season of Chinese New Year.


Father Michael Chua
Archdiocesan Chancery
528, Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur

10th January 2018

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